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Youth on the Roof
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Long-term EVS "Youth on the Roof" with Piedzīvojuma Gars as coordinating organization in Latvia: August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017What triggered the idea of this project is the belief in the value of initiative skills in the life on an individual, a team and the society. We want to show people the importance of a good leader that can take things in his own hands and spark a change for the better in the environment around.Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems. / Stephen CoveyThe main objectives of the project are:- to raise awareness and popularize the profession of roofers among the youth,- to inspire the youth to take more initiative in their personal and professional life,- to understand the principles of good leadership and what are the things that keeps an organization together,- to discover the different opportunities media tools give organizations to promote their work and use them,- to design a concept of networking events that are both interesting, inspiring and educating for youngsters.The environment that the volunteer will be challenging in a way that there is a lot of space for new ideas and discoveries, which is a great playground for a new creative mind that wants to expand its borders.In future, we hope that this project through promoting the profession of roofers and inspiring new leaders will have triggered the rise of employability levels in Latvia and in Europe. Latvijas Jumiķu apvienība (LJA) will host 1 enthusiastic , initiative volunteer (Italy) for 12 months in Riga.The methods used in the project involve using media as a tool, regular reflection activities, interpersonal experiences, networking, organizing social events, volunteering at different organizations and exploring freedom of choice.As a result of this project, we want to see:A society full of respect and unconditional acceptance learning to speak to people different from themselves, improve cultural awareness and become conscious of the potential of an individual. We want to see roofing profession as a opportunity and want others to see it in that way as well. An opportunity for youngsters to try themselves as entrepreneurs willing to take risks in the fields that are considered uninteresting. Change is seen not as a threat, but an opportunity.
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